I am planning a solo backpack trip on the East side of Isle Royale in Lake Superior which will include an attempt at activating Mt Ojibway W8M/UP-059 on May 22. Because of the remoteness of the island, this summit has only been activated once before by Scott WA9STI back in 2017.
My attempt will come on day 3 of my backpack trip, and as such, it is difficult to pin down an exact on-the-air time as activation will depend on distance progress and of course weather- all things subject to variation in the backcountry. Rudimentary alert is posted. It’s been particularly wet and cold this spring so I’ve tried to set distance goals appropriately for conditions and hauling the additional weight of radio gear and batteries.
All spotting help is appreciated. I will likely be activating on my way to next camp which will limit time on summit, but I’ll stick as long as possible. Planning on 40M, 20M SSB, running 20W with an end fed random wire.
Hope to meet you on the air for this rare two pointer!